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Jags-Falcons blacked out

With approximately 4,800 tickets remaining, Thursday's game between the Jaguars and Falcons will not be televised in the Jacksonville area, according to NFL guidelines. The game would have had to be sold out at 8:00 p.m. today to avoid the blackout.

For fans wishing to see the game, tickets can still be purchased online at, by calling (904) 633-2000 or at the Alltel Stadium Ticket Office. The Jaguars Ticket Office will be open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. through halftime on Thursday. Fans are encouraged to purchase or pick up their tickets prior to Thursday.

Fans will be able to listen to the game live on WOKV (690 AM) and WJGL (96.9 FM) radio. The Jaguars radio broadcasts feature Brian Sexton in his 11th season handling play-by-play, with former Jaguar Jeff Lageman adding analysis. Jennifer Candelino is the field reporter. The game day radio broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. with the Burger King Tailgate Show. The Suddath Pregame Show will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m.

Secondary markets are included in the blackout area, therefore television stations in Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Orlando and Savannah, Ga. will not be allowed to air the game. The blackout radius is signal penetration within 75 miles of the home city. In addition, individuals as well as sports bars and other business establishments who are located within the blackout area are not allowed to show the game via satellite or any other means. The signals for network games are scrambled anyway, but any establishment showing a blacked out game in the blackout area will be in violation of the Unites States Copyright and Communications Act and will be liable for significant damages. Television stations are not allowed to show any highlights of a game while that game is in progress, even in normal news programming. Once the game ends, the usual six-minute limit of "same day" footage applies.

On Thursday, the game-day ticket office (located between Gates 2 and 3) will open at 9:00 a.m., and to avoid potential long lines, fans are encouraged to arrive early to purchase or pick up tickets. Ticket prices that are still available are $35, $45, $50, $65, $95 and Crown Royal Touchdown Club seats.

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